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About ‘The Remembering’

In the span of 20 months, Jason Warburg lost his mother, his father, and his job of more than a decade. The day after he collected the last family mementos from his father’s house, the world shut down in a once-a-century pandemic. As he observes in the pointed tones of a veteran ironist and stubborn optimist, “Writers have a word for a series of events like this: ‘material.’”

The Remembering: Reflections on Love, Art, Faith, Heroes, Grief and Baseball collects the raw and revealing essays that were born during this intense period along with their precedents, examining with clear eyes and open heart the essential touchstones of one writer’s life: love, art, faith, heroes, grief and baseball. From its origins as an essay collection, The Remembering blossoms into something unexpected—a deeply personal meditation on the joys, pains, losses and gains that fuel and shape our growth as artists and human beings.

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Life Experience,” UC Davis Magazine (3/10/22)

The Remembering: Local author Jason Warburg on writing, grieving and his new essay collection,” Monterey County Weekly (1/27/22)

5 Questions with Jason Warburg,” (1/25/22)

Author keeps his late parents close by reflecting on who they were,” Monterey Herald (1/3/22)

Alumni Books of 2021,” UC Davis Magazine (12/14/21)

Memory is a Story We Tell Ourselves: A Conversation about The Remembering (12/1/21)

The Remembering: An Excerpt from the Introduction

Praise for 'The Remembering'

The individual pieces in The Remembering are consistently entertaining, but it’s the way they fit together to tell a larger story that gives the book its power. It’s an addictive read, filled with images and themes that linger.

 – Peter McDade, author of The Weight of Sound

In The Remembering, the keen perception and insight prevalent in Jason Warburg’s writing about music is turned inwards. The Remembering was written with a musician’s ear, from the cadence of the prose to the way the themes build and resonate.

– Jean-Paul Vest, songwriter

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